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Alcatel Shine Lite: Premium design for around $200

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 2:10 pm

IFA - Selfies are becoming a big part of our daily lives and Alcatel knows it. That's why they introduced a new phone that doesn't have the best specifications but they swear your selfies will be close to perfection.




The Shine Lite aims for Alcatel's target audience which are so-called millennials. And therefore the price has to be attractive which Alcatel achieved by setting it to $225. This device comes with a metal frame with glass on the front and back which makes the design pretty clean. The Shine Lite comes in three colors - gold, white and black.


The camera, which Alcatel points out as the biggest advantage of this phone, is 13 megapixels and 5 MP for front camera. The selfie camera also has a flash. All selfies are stored in a Selfie Album and you can create videos with an app called Face Show.

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Batman: The Telltale Series second episode hits Sep 20

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 12:33 pm

Batman fans have yet another date to look forward to this month with Telltale Games releasing the second episode for Batman: The Telltale Series digitally worldwide starting on the September 20. This announcement was made for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, as other devices and consoles will have to wait for now until further dates are revealed.



The new episode is called Episode 2: Children of Arkham, and it hasn't had much detail leaked about it so far, but will no doubt entertain Bat-fans regardless.


The five-episode series will also be available to purchase at retailers starting September 13 in North America, sold as a special Season Pass Disc to customers. This means that anyone who purchases this disc, will be able to see episodes before they are released digitally.

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Marvel: Avengers Alliance will disappear on September 30

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 12:23 pm

Disney have announced that they will be discontinuing the Marvel: Avengers Alliance app for smartphones. With hopes for a second edition to last longer, it now has a shutdown date scheduled for the 30th September, 2016. Both Avengers Alliance 1 & 2 games have failed performance expectations.




With May, 2016 seeing the end of Disney's Infinity collection after it was stated then that the last two products to hit store shelves would be Finding Dory and Alice through the Looking Glass. This poses the question as to whether or not Disney is strong enough to survive in the gaming world?


The website listed that it will no longer be accepting new purchases or downloads, but the games will be available to play until the end of September. The reason given for terminating the two games was to divert Disney's development focus towards other online and mobile play applications.

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iPhone 7 could have wireless earphones in the box

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 10:51 am

Apple's new iPhone announcement is right around the corner, but ahead of the big unveiling, a new rumor has surface that could see the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus including wireless, Lightning-based 'AirPods' in the box.




AirPods is a product Apple hasn't talked about before, and while this is a very hot rumor, they are the purported wireless earphones that Apple will include with the new iPhone. A large reason behind this would be because the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will reportedly not include a 3.5mm headphone jack, and will instead have a single Lightning connector that will disrupt the market, because of the near infinite market of 3.5mm headphones, speakers and other audio-based products.


If we do see the new iPhone feature wireless earphones in the box, Apple could alleviate many of the issues people have with the new iPhone not including a 3.5mm jack. Apple will reportedly include a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter in the box, so you can still connect your 3.5mm-based speakers or headphones - which would be another great addition.


The only issue with Lightning only is that you can't use your AirPods and charge your iPhone at the same time, and that's a big problem.

Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS arrives on October 14

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 10:23 am

The sequel to the Disney Magical World is about to hit retailers next month, with The Magical World 2 to release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in Europe and North America on October 14th.




The Magical World 2 will include new exciting adventures with characters Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the smash hit musical 'Frozen'. Players will also have the ability to dance with Disney princesses, ride with Mickey in the Magical Dream Parade, and take on ghostly mysteries throughout 6 different Disney-themed worlds.


The Disney Magical World 2 simulation lets you live amongst more than 100 Disney characters in Castleton, a magical town created where gamers can decorate and design dream homes, run a café, and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items.

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Mafia 3's post-release content already teased

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 8:31 am

Developers Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have announced the post-release content for Mafia 3, with confirmation made at the Mafia 3 panel over the weekend at PAX West. The release is scheduled for October 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.




This will include new content for all players, with a 3-story expansion available individually, or via the Mafia 3 Season Pass. This can be purchased on its own or through the Mafia 3 Deluxe Edition or Collector's Edition.


The time frame and theme for the mob game is late 1968, and will be set in New Bordeaux, Lousiana. Similar to the New Orleans version, this title will possess era-related transportation, fashion and music from the late 60s.

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GeForce GTX 1050 teased, PCIe power not required

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 7:17 am

AMD has the lower- and mid-range GPU market tied with its Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 graphics cards, but NVIDIA is looking to enter the mid-range GPU game with its Pascal architecture in the purported GeForce GTX 1050.




Reports surfaced over the weekend of a GP107-powered GeForce GTX 1050, with its GPU featuring 768 CUDA cores, and 4GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit memory bus with 112GB/sec memory bandwidth. It looks like the GPU will be clocked at 1316MHz with a boost clock of 1752MHz.


NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 will reportedly have a TDP of just 75W, so we could expect GTX 1050s to arrive without an additional PCIe power connector. As for the price, considering the GeForce GTX 1060 is priced at $299 for the Founders Edition, the GTX 1050 will need to be priced at $150-$200 to better compete against the Polaris-based offerings from AMD.

AMD's upcoming 64-threaded CPU based on Zen teased again

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 5:29 am

AMD's upcoming Zen architecture continues to build hype, with the new Zen-based Naples processor having benchmarks leaked onto the web over the weekend.




The Geekbench database had a new addition with the codename for the platform teased as 2S1451A4VIHE4_29/14_N, which looks to be a dual-socket platform that can take two of AMD's next-gen Naples CPUs. Each CPU has 32 cores and 64 threads, meaning we will see 128-threaded systems in 2017 from AMD, running at 1.44GHz base, and 2.9GHz boost (at least for now, these clocks could improve with time).




Each CPU complex has 4 cores with 8MB of L3 cache, which means the 32-core variant will feature up to 64MB of L3 cache, which means Intel might have something to worry about in 2017. The motherboard used was codenamed "AMD Corporation Diesel", which was powered by a huge 128GB of DDR4 memory, leaving the Geekbench results at 1141 points for single-threaded operation, and 15,620 for multi-threaded performance.


AMD will have their 32-core/64-thread Naples CPU out in Q2 2017, ready for the workstation market with dual-socket goodness.

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Aim for our 'Arrow: Season Four' Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 12:51 am

To celebrate this week's release of 'Arrow: Season Four' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have ten Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at Roadshow Home Entertainment.




After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will military vet John Diggle, Oliver's sister Thea Queen, and lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance be left to continue Oliver's crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra's al Ghul, is anyone really safe? The action-packed series continues with new villains, new heroes and new challenges!


To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Sep 4, 2016 11:30 pm



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The Node.js Security: Pentesting and Exploitation course normally retails for $65, but TweakTown readers can save nearly 50% off, making the final price only $35.

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